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Cardano {ADA} programming: Why Haskell and Plutus was a fantastic choice by developers

Cardano is ranked at #12, ahead of TRON but below Monero on coinmarketcap. The price rose at a rate of 4.50% in the course of the past 24-hours. The trading volume recorded is $112.113 million, whereas the supply has 25,927,070,538 ADA coins in play. At present, the total market cap of Cardano is $1.327 billion. As of this moment, ADA is priced at $0.051203.

The protocol based on which Cardano operates involves Haskell. Smart-contracts on Cardano will be constructed via the use of Plutus. Both these languages are relatively new in comparison to Python and JavaScript. Haskell is a functional language, while Python involves interpreted, object-oriented language with functional aspects too.

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The similarity in terms of syntax between Haskell and Python makes it easier to draw a comparison with them. I would say that Python is much easier to comprehend, but Haskell being modern is the smarter choice. Haskell includes parametric polymorphism and ad-hoc polymorphism [the former resembles C++ while the latter feature is more akin to Java].

As a student well-versed with the syllabus ICSE as well as CBSE board, I can vouch for the fixation on ancient programming languages like BlueJ and C++. Technology will keep evolving with every passing day, and thus we need to remain updated too.

Rust is also a programming language employed in the Cardano network. Considering the fact that the Foundation advertises Cardano as a “Third-Generation Blockchain”, the usage of advanced and functional programming languages is an appreciable move.

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